On Saturday, May 8, search for birds on Sears Island. Meet at 7:30 a.m. by the gate on Sears Island Road off Route 1 in Searsport. This event is co- sponsored with Mid-Coast Audubon.

On Monday, May 10, Ron Harrell will lead a walk along the Little River Community Trail beginning at 7 a.m. Meet at the parking lot next to the ball field on Route 52 in Belfast.

That evening local naturalist Mike Shannon will host a watch for the reclusive woodcock. Their mating dance, which occurs only in the spring, is quite spectacular. Meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Waldo County YMCA parking lot on Route 52 in Belfast.

On Tuesday, May 11, Ron Harrell will guide participants through Coastal Mountains Land Trust’s Stover Preserve. Meet at 7 a.m. in Belfast. Park on the right side of the road only and walk across the street to the preserve.

On Wednesday, May 12, Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition President Cloe Chunn will greet bird-watchers at her home, 210 Oak Hill Road, Swanville, at 7 am. for a woodsy birding walk.

On Thursday, May 13, at 7 a.m. George Klueber will lead a trek along the Passagassaweag River. Participants should meet at the old Upper Bridge parking lot on outer High Street in Belfast.

On Friday, May 14, Kristen Lindquist of Coastal Mountains Land Trust will host a walk along CMLT’s property on the Ducktrap River in Lincolnville. Meet on Route 52 six miles south of the Route l traffic light in Belfast. That evening Mike Shannon will lead another woodcock watch. Meet at the Waldo County YMCA parking lot at 7:30 p.m.

Bird checklists for the area are available free of charge at the kiosk for the Little River Community Trail parking lot by the ball field on Route 52 in Belfast. Participants for the walks should wear appropriate clothing for Maine’s seasonable or unseasonable weather. Bring water, sunscreen, a snack, cameras and binoculars. For information about any or all of the above activities, call 338-1147.

The Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition is a group of individuals working to support conservation and stewardship of natural, scenic, historic and public access resources in the watershed through research, community-building and education.